Concordia University Libraries Research Forum - Call for Submissions

Concordia University Libraries will hold its annual Library Research Forum on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre. Proposals are welcome for presentations or posters on research in any area of Library and Information Science. Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries at Drexel University and Professor in the Drexel iSchool, will be the keynote speaker. The Forum will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. Registration is free and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Special Collections: Hidden and Unique Holdings

Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 18:00
Location: 
Marvin Duchow Music Library (RM A-512), 527 Sherbrooke Street West

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ABQLA’s College & Research Library section will be hosting its second event on March 11, 2013 from 6-8pm in the Marvin Duchow Music Library (RM A-512), 527 Sherbrooke Street West (see attached poster!).

Please join us for "Special Collections: Hidden and Unique Holdings," a panel discussion on the important role of special collections within the academic library.  We are fortunate enough to have three wonderful speakers join us for the evening.

Canadian Library Month

Giant crosswordOctober was Canadian Library Month, and Monday, October 22nd was National School Library Day.  The school libraries of the Lester B. Pearson School Board are raising awareness of the importance of their libraries this school year by engaging in special activities and projects.

National School Library Day gave opportunity to many to promote literacy and reading activities.  Events and contests, which represent the ingenuity and creativity of our school librarians, were: Research Wars, Get Caught Reading, So You Think You Can Search!, story-writing/reading, IPad stories for classes using the library Smartboard, a giant crossword for all to try, and a contest “Books I Read this Summer/Livres que j’ai lus cet ete “ with entries posted all around the school.

Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century

McGill University Library will be hosting a symposium on March 20, Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century and will include a panel with Gerald Beasley, and Désirée Park. The symposium is free to attend and is open to everyone.

Call for Papers! 2013 NLLA Conference

The 2013 NLLA Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals. Please see attached for details.

Invest in Your Career: An Intensive Workshop with Ulla de Stricker

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 09:00
Location: 
Concordia University, Webster Library, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal - Room LB 203

Whether you are a recent graduate, a student, or well advanced in your career, you won't want to miss Ulla de Stricker's workshop. In a single day, you'll be equipped with the tools to succeed as a polished professional.

Final Call for Conference Submissions

Final Call for Submissions for ABQLA 2013. The submission deadline of Friday February 1st is fast approaching! Make sure you get your submission in on time. http://www.abqla.qc.ca/call-submissions-1

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Quebec Committee for New National School Library Standards

A Quebec committee is now being formed to work on the new book on national school library standards to be published by the Canadian Library Association. The book will be published as an eBook in English and French, and will be launched in May 2014 at the annual CLA conference.

The standards are being written by committees in each province. Each committee will be made up of a "learning commons" team: a school board librarian, a community librarian, a school library technician, a principal, a teacher, a parent, and a student.

29th Annual Fundraiser for CODE

Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 17:30
Location: 
Thomson House, McGill University, 3650 McTavish, Montreal

Appetizers, drinks & our famous raffle! With a presentation by Ingrid Parent, President of IFLA.

Association members: $30; $20 for students, and $45 for non-members -- $10 of this fee goes directly to CODE (www.codecan.org). Please RSVP by November 20th. See the attached poster for details.

Call for Submissions

ABQLA is pleased to invite members of the library and information professional community to submit conference proposals for their 81st annual conference to be held in Montreal on Thursday, May 9th, 2013. The theme for this year’s conference will be Assessment: Gaining insight, improving services. The conference will focus on various aspects of assessment, with an emphasis on practical strategies and methods that can help librarians and information specialists ensure their services remain responsive to users’ needs in a rapidly changing world.

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